St. Pauli Elbtunnel: History Comes Alive
In 2017, Jan-Peter Hein of the Hamburg Port Authority made an unusual find in an attic on the company premises: files full of historical documents and photos of the St. Pauli Elbtunnel, the first ever river tunnel in Europe.
The St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel, also called the Old Elbe Tunnel, was considered a technical sensation when it opened in 1911. Today, it is a protected monument and a nostalgic piece of Hamburg history.
An exhibition showcasing the uncovered historical documents and photos was created so that the public can experience the history of the St. Pauli Elbtunnel. The exhibition is open until March, 17 in the Hamburg City Hall, and aAt the end of April it will move to the renovated east tunnel tube.